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First of a new model. A render of the bass using pics of the woods it will be built from.
The spec.


Top and back Black Heart Sassafras.
Body core Hondo Mahogany with black contrast veneer.
Neck 7 piece Flame Sycamore/Mac Ebony. Sassafras headplate Mac ebony backplate ,heel and control cavity cover.
Fingerboard Mac Ebony.
Hardware the usual ACG spec in black.
ACG filter pre-amp.
ACG pickups model TBD.

 

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The R type will be no problem as the top horn goes past the 12th almost to the 11th.
The S type has to have the strap button on the back of the bass down beside the top of the neck right at the front of the bass this again brings it to the 12th.
If it was put in the usual position balance may become an issue.

I am building one of each at the moment so I will let you know how it turns out.
Alan
 

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John is a top guy to work with really knows his stuff, which is why I went to him with the idea in the fist place he of course made it way better with his input.
 

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A pic of the neck blanks for the basses I am working on at the moment.
Top Flame Sycamore/Wenge
Next Mac Ebony/flame Sycamore
Next Mac Ebony/bubinga/sycamore/wenge
Bottom Bubinga/wenge

 

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Just about ready to get underway with this bass for AD

Body core White Limba top and back Flame Redwood black veneer accent line.
Neck Ebony.
Fingerboard Acrylic Impregnated Spalted/Flame Maple.
Ramp to be made from bookmatched Redwood
Black Hardware.
ABM headless unit.
ACG Fatbas pickups and ACG pre-amp.

 

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Finally sorted out the neck for the 6 string headless Skelf.
We are going for a Mac Ebony/Bubinga 7 piece.
Cheers
Alan

 

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skelf said:
Just about ready to get underway with this bass for AD

Body core White Limba top and back Flame Redwood black veneer accent line.
Neck Ebony.
Fingerboard Acrylic Impregnated Spalted/Flame Maple.
Ramp to be made from bookmatched Redwood
Black Hardware.
ABM headless unit.
ACG Fatbas pickups and ACG pre-amp.

Wow!! What a monster of a pickup!! That thing's huuuuuuuuge:eek: .
 

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It combines both pickups in their usual position and a ramp in between them,so rather than go the usual way we thought it would look better as a single unit. This also allows more playing area where the ramp is usable.
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A pic of the neck blanks for the basses I am working on at the moment.
Top Flame Sycamore/Wenge
Next Mac Ebony/flame Sycamore
Next Mac Ebony/bubinga/sycamore/wenge
Bottom Bubinga/wenge

I didn't know Sycamore could look so good. I'll take the second from the top. None
 

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I like them all but the Sycamore/mac blank is really nice even better in the flesh. I will be using that combination again. I am going down to the supplier this weekend to get some more sycamore that was the last of my stock. I wish I had a larger workshop and could get larger quantities but if I put much more wood in there I won't be able to get in myself.
 

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Making some progress with the other project on the go at the moment.
The body has been cut out and some profiling been done on the left hand 6 string.




The Harlot R Type is now going to be a S Type.
The body has been cut out and the fret board slotted.

 

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I have been working on this bass when I get time. Basically trying to build a dark/light wood bass.
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Body is Flame Sycamore with a Wenge top.
Neck 7 piece Wenge/Sycamore Mac Ebony board bound with Acrylic impregnated Birdseye Maple.Wenge headplate Sycamore Backplate and Ebony/Sycamore Heel.
ACG pickups possibly my new MM style pickup and a Jazz type.
Satin chrome hardware.
ACG filter pre-amp.


 

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Cheers mate.
I like the high contrast the Sycamore gives with the dark woods Mac Ebony and Wenge. Pity the Wenge is such a pain to carve but I keep using it because it looks good and sounds good.
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Some more work done on the other S Type and the fret lines done on the fretless Harlot I am working on.



 

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A few more pics of the wenge S Type just about ready to cut the neck pocket for it.




The neck for the 6 string lefty has been sorted out profiled the fingerboard and got it fretted.

 
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